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    Re: Who knows what this is?

    The plunger out of a traditional galvanized downspout bilge pump.
  2. Re: '57 42 foot Constellation. Trying to reduce 14' 6" height for road transport

    Sure, it can be carefully removed. You will need a small crane as that’s a lot of weight and area up there.

    Chris crafts are nicely built boats, and pretty simple construction, so it should all...
  3. Re: Problen with frames lining up. Built in Whitehall tradition

    As Nick said, use plugs and not dowels for the plugging. The grain in a dowel runs the wrong way, and dowels are not made from rot resistant wood.
    If you need plugs smaller than a plug cutter...
  4. Re: Problen with frames lining up. Built in Whitehall tradition

    Personally I would fill and move the holes.
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    yes,…. I got here late. We’ll catch up another time. Y>
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Your family is growing up fast Jim!
    Great work on Amazon, as always!
    It is great to see you and your family getting so much use of her.
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    Re: Copper nails,roves,Canada?

    Do you want roves (traditionally European,… dished) or burrs (traditionally American,… flat)? Jamestown distributors carries burrs & nails.
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    More…
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    I finally made it about 4:00.
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    Sadly I won’t be able to get there until early Saturday afternoon and will be there through Sunday. I would love to offer my boat as an R&R spot , but I will most likely be stuck out on an anchor...
  11. Re: Gunwales, bench seat tops & bow deck - Epoxy & paint or primer & paint?

    Ahh,… good point and well taken about canoes Todd. Y>

    ok,….so, outside the world of canoes it’s eek! :)
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    Re: dubbing off the transom

    As others said,… it depends on the boat.
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    Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    So who is going?
  14. Re: Gunwales, bench seat tops & bow deck - Epoxy & paint or primer & paint?

    I can’t contribute to the good advice here. However, I can suggest there is no such thing as a “bow deck”. I don’t believe you will find that term in any legitimate printed reference. It is a...
  15. Re: Silicone Roof Coating to solve deck and pilot house leaks?

    A residential roofing system that is intended for aggressive and constant walking (etc) on? That sounds a bit “unusual”.
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    Re: J. Dillon, 11 years on a 27 footer, WOW!!!

    My condolences…

    We met and talked at the fist EBS organized by Ed Harrow at Mystic Seaport. It was a cold February day, but all the conversation was warm and friendly.
    The list of us gone...
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    Re: Chrysler M27 transmission reverse

    Just so I know we’re talking apples to apples, what year is the engine and Can you post a picture of the reverse gear?
    I have a pair of M47 crowns in my boat.
  18. Thread: Concordia Yawl #5

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    Re: Concordia Yawl #5

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Paint now or later ? Lapstrake Whitehall

    Why would you paint her now when you still have a hundred or so holes to put in her?
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    Re: Paint now or later ? Lapstrake Whitehall

    Lapstrake built upside down,… are the ribs in yet? Lots of fastening holes needed for them.
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    Re: Davis oarlocks for extended use?

    Davis pattern were what were used on rental rowboat fleets for a good 80+ years or more on the New Jersey shore. They can take a lot of abuse, last forever and keep on going. Yes they can wear and...
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    Re: A good start to the season.

    The weekend is continuing perfectly. …. I upgraded my electronics this year! I added a 1960’s era spinning neon light depth indicator (NOS eBay find), the lead line is still getting used though (I...
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    Re: A good start to the season.

    Unfortunately I don’t know. It was taken by the wife of a friend when we met up on Saturday. I have no idea what sort of editing software she may have used.
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    I have about 250’ of 1/2” three strand and about 7’ of chain. I personally would not splice directly to the chain, but always use a shackle and thimble. I don’t have to worry about it fitting...
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    Re: A good start to the season.

    Thank you.
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    A good start to the season.

    At Mystic Seaport for the weekend
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    Lunch hook? just a little 4 - 5 lb Danforth. Nice and simple.
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    Re: OMG, jump on this and save it...

    What a little darling!!!
    And a give away price!
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    Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    very good!
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    Re: Autolite Generator pulley nut

    ok, don’t disagree with this, I probably wouldn’t use one on a sheet metal pulley either. I would hope this one is cast.
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    Re: Autolite Generator pulley nut

    A pipe wrench may leave one or two witness marks on each side. Im not sure I would call that “damage”, or are you thinking of something else?
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    Re: Wooden boat insurance

    I have Geico, through Boat U.S. maybe that will help, maybe not.
    I have good liability coverage and that is it, (that keeps the rate very affordable).
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    Re: Autolite Generator pulley nut

    I have similar issues with my generators. I use a big pipe wrench and tren a proper wheel (gear) puller.
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    Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    They're the only kind worth having. :D

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  35. Re: Cut Water and Transom Band Fabricator Found - Ken Bassett Rascal Build

    Beautiful!
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    Re: knee and breasthook advice for dory

    Agreed! (I will tell you that the shear planks pulled out of the rebate because there is nothing left of the top 8” or so of the stem. The rebate is basically gone from sitting in the dirt. No...
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    Re: knee and breasthook advice for dory

    I would agree with you on that first one.

    On the breast hook I will point out that boat lead a pretty brutal life. She was built as a lifeguard surf boat for the town of Spring Lake New Jersey. ...
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    Re: knee and breasthook advice for dory

    These are from some boats in my collection by two different builders, just to give you some ideas.
    The thwart knees on two are actually fastened to the faces of the thwarts (meet in the middle at...
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    Re: Installing a drain tube

    My thoughts really are that if you bed the drain tube in properly the idea of the epoxy is a redundancy that is unnecessary.
    I don’t think I ever saw a small boat with rot developing around a...
  40. Thread: Varnish repair

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    Re: Varnish repair

    I have never been very good at that either.
    A quick wipe with turpentine or paint thinner should give you a pretty good idea of how far off it will be with just varnish. Then you may have a...
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    Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    Well that’s frustrating. As a super long shot you might try removing the battery and lightly scraping the faces of the contacts where the battery touches.
  42. Re: Sometimes I do wonder how 33 ft can be so far away.

    Very good. What will be going back on the cabin top? Traditional canvas, or glass in epoxy, or Dynel, or something else?
    those cubbies didn’t look too practical, you will have to show us what...
  43. Re: Sometimes I do wonder how 33 ft can be so far away.

    It looks like you do have a couple of pretty good projects underway that you need to get buttoned before she can go back in!
    Looking good though! Amazon is such a comfortable looking boat. ...
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    Re: Seattle Craigslist motor sailer

    She is a good looking boat for sure. Similar to John, If I didn’t already have a similar size boat, and if she were on this coast I would give her a very hard look.
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    Re: Free Old Town Outboard in Burlington, VT

    The add is marked “pending pickup”. Good thing to because I don’t really have time for a trip to Burlington right now,.. and for that I would have to make the time.
    Pretty little boat! I had a...
  46. Re: Sometimes I do wonder how 33 ft can be so far away.

    Well, thank you. I have to admit I’m a bit partial to her too. :)

    She still does pretty well for 64.
  47. Re: Sometimes I do wonder how 33 ft can be so far away.

    Hahaha,…. Yet sadly I have to agree, you are right. :)
  48. Re: Sometimes I do wonder how 33 ft can be so far away.

    oh, I can believe that! And so much more tedious! Lol
  49. Re: Sometimes I do wonder how 33 ft can be so far away.

    Yes, that time of the year again Jim! She’s scheduled to go back in the water on the 23’rd.

    Hiw is Amazon doing? Anything new for this year? …. Your new instrument panel looks great!
  50. Re: Sometimes I do wonder how 33 ft can be so far away.

    Actually black. Oh don’t I know that black is a TON more work. Sort of a trademark of Hubert Johnson’s boats to speak was that they generally painted their boats black,…. Sort of like Henry Ford and...
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